I call them:
* As the first dance when there are lots of beginners. Quite often they will
dance with each other, so doing a dance with only a Neighbour Swing means that
they get to learn to swing with lots of other people before doing a Partner
Swing dance together.
* When I am working with older groups who don’t enjoy swinging as much as when
they were younger.
* For variety! I get so bored with half a dance being taken up by N B&S, Cir
3/4, P Sw or N B&S, Men Alle L 1.5, P Sw. There are lots of other wonderful
moves to fill your dance with!
Don’t get me wrong, I love to swing, but not everyone wants it
all the time.
No, I don’t usually tell them in advance. They probably aren’t
listening anyway :-) If that happens to me with a favourite swinging partner
then we usually agree that that dance didn’t count and we have another one
I work a lot with older and less experienced dancers who don’t
need or want to swing in every dance, so none of these have a Partner Swing:
Some of them are training dances to teach certain moves and are
aimed at beginners.
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